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Lev Aronian and Hou Yifan Win World Mind Games Blindfold

  • SonofPearl
  • on 19-12-12 10:32.

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Lev Aronian and Hou Yifan won the blindfold sections of the 2012 SportAccord Mind Games.

Lev Aronian took the gold medal with a score of 5½/7 points, with Hikaru Nakamura picking up a third silver medal to go with his rapid and blitz silvers! Shakhriyar Mamedyarov just edged out Gata Kamsky for the bronze with 4½/7.

In the women's competition Hou Yifan added a blindfold gold to her rapid silver, taking first place with an impressive 6/7 score. Viktorija Cmilyte finished in silver medal position with 5½ points, and Anna Zatonskih claimed the bronze with 4½/7.

The time control was 20 minutes plus a 10 second increment.

Gold to Lev Aronian (centre), silver Hikaru Nakamura (left), bronze Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

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The final standings in the Mind Games Blindfold event

# Name Fed Elo Pts
1 Aronian Levon ARM 2815
2 Nakamura Hikaru USA 2760 5
3 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2760
4 Kamsky Gata USA 2762
5 Leko Peter HUN 2732 4
6 Ding Liren CHN 2669 4
7 Radjabov Teimour AZE 2755 4
8 Bologan Viktor MDA 2693
9 Morozevich Alexander RUS 2725
10 Wang Hao CHN 2691
11 Giri Anish NED 2720 3
12 Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2744 3
13 Karjakin Sergey RUS 2830
14 Grischuk Alexander RUS 2771
15 Jobava Baadur GEO 2711 2
16 Fressinet Laurent FRA 2700 1

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Gold Medallist Lev Aronian

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Hikaru Nakamura took his third silver medal of the Mind Games

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Bronze medallist Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

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Gold to Hou Yifan (centre), silver Viktorija Cmilyte (left), bronze Anna Zatonskih

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The final standings in the Women's Mind Games Blindfold event

# Name Fed Elo Pts
1 Yifan Hou CHN 2606 6
2 Cmilyte Viktorija LTU 2462
3 Zatonskih Anna USA 2504
4 Koneru Humpy IND 2606 4
5 Zhao Xue CHN 2511 4
6 Muzychuk Anna SLO 2577 4
7 Lahno Kateryna UKR 2592
8 Zhu Chen QAT 2489
9 Paehtz Elisabeth GER 2478
10 Harika Dronavalli IND 2529
11 Danielian Elina ARM 2450
12 Kosteniuk Alexandra RUS 2572 3
13 Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2580
14 Cramling Pia SWE 2546
15 Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2405
16 Socko Monika POL 2440 1

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Hou Yifan won the women's blindfold gold medal

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Viktorija Cmilyte took the silver medal

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Bronze medallist Anna Zatonskih

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Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich for the official website. Games via TWIC.

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  • 22 maanden geleden

    Aknaim

    @machete68... sure he will... Carlsen is a class of his own, even though they are not my favorite players nakamura vs carlsen is just a rivaly because naka is american. Americans love to hype stuff for no reason, there are alot of players ahead of nakamura in rating and skill. I'll leave it to him to disprove me, but naka can't touch carlsen.

    P.S. -- > To prove my point carlsen is basically 100 points higher then naka.

    1   Carlsen Norway 2861.4 +13.4 8  

     

    9  4 Nakamura United-States 2768.9 +8.9 8  
  • 22 maanden geleden

    AGreenKnight

    That's what happy super grandmasters look like.

  • 22 maanden geleden

    Lawdoginator

    Naka is not happy missing gold three straight times. 

  • 22 maanden geleden

    sittingpawn

    WOW, Aronian, Nakamura and Mamedyarov need to calm down, i mean it's just a medal guys don't look so excited... I mean could they at least flash us a smile? I'm not expecting them to go medal biting or anything but seriously... at least Mamedyarov is giving us his best jack nicholson.

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